Who are Cibolabs?

Cibo Labs Pty Ltd is an agricultural data analytics company based in Toowoomba and Brisbane Queensland Australia. The company was established in early 2018 with the mission to bring a completely new approach to monitoring Australia's grazing lands aimed underpinning more profitable farms and more sustainable landscapes.


We are using world-leading science in remote sensing and machine learning (aka artificial intelligence) combined with on-farm knowledge to bring new levels of understanding in pasture productivity and land condition to every farm, paddock or field in Australia.

Collaboration is central to getting the most out of the recent explosion in technologies. Cibo Labs maintains close ties with world-leading research institutions, leading farm management software companies and most importantly, directly involves farm managers in product and service development.

We want to make every decision less complicated, more profitable, lower risk and more environmentally sustainable 

The Team

Phil Tickle, Managing Director


Phil is a co-founder and Managing Director of Cibo Labs. He has a background in agriculture, growing up on mixed farms in southern Australia. Phil has over 30 years experience in the application of geospatial and remote sensing solutions focused on natural resource management, agriculture and climate change. He has worked in both private and government sectors undertaking applied research, providing science-policy advice, and leading national research and operational programs. Phil is passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions that support profitable farm businesses, the broader agricultural sector and more sustainable landscapes.

In his spare time Phil enjoys getting out in the bush with the family, riding (motorbikes and horses), camping, hiking and fishing.


Dr Peter Scarth, Principal Research Scientist


Peter is a co-founder and Principal Scientist for Cibo Labs. Peter has been a jackaroo, a sustainable timber harvester and a youth ambassador. Over the last 20 years he has played a key role in the development of Australia's public remote sensing capabilities. Peter is a world-leading scientist in full stack remote sensing across terrestrial and aquatic environments. He's passionate about delivering real-world solutions through: open collaboration; big spatial and small messy field data; OpenData APIs; computation on bare metal, cloud and IoT. Peter also maintains a position at the University of Queensland School of Earth and Environmental Sciences